Everyone loves those delicious mint thins you can buy at a restaurant or store, but you’ll adore the homemade kind even more. These sweet and refreshing treats are not only easy to make, they’re absolutely heavenly! Follow the written or video instructions below to learn how to make these wonderful thin mints for your friends and family.

Homemade Mint Thins Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 ½ C. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided into 3/4 C.
  • ½ C. milk chocolate chips, divided into 3/4 C.
  • ¾ C. sweetened condensed milk, divided into 1.5/4 C.
  • 1 tsp. vegetable shortening
  • 1 C. white baking chips
  • 2 ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring

In a saucepan over low heat, add 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips.

Kristy adds semi-sweet chocolate chips to a saucepan on low heat.

Add 1.5/4 cup sweetened condensed milk to pan.

Kristy pours condensed milk into pan.

Add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening to pan.

Kristy adds shortening to saucepan.

Melt ingredients, stirring as you go.

Kristy mixes the ingredients.

Once mixture is melted, spread across a 8 x 8″ pan lined with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray.

Kristy spreads chocolate across foill.

Spread evenly. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare the next layer.

Kristy with chocolate spread across foil.

In a saucepan on low heat, melt 1 cup white chocolate chips. Stir.

Kristy mixes white chocolate chips in saucepan.

Once chips are melted, add 2 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract.

Kristy adds peppermint to white chocolate chips.

Add several drops green food coloring.

Kristy adds food coloring to white chocolate chips.

Stir until white chocolate is green.

Kristy mixes white chips.

Remove first layer from refrigerator. Cover with the next mixture. Place in refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes while preparing the first layer.

Kristy adds peppermint chocolate mix to pan.

Prepare the final layer in the same way you did the first, only without the vegetable oil. Coat over the middle layer.

Kristy adds chocolate to top of green chocolate.

Refrigerate for 2 hours or until completely set.

Kristy readies the pan.

Remove candy from pan by lifting foil. Cut into small rectangles. Serve and enjoy these fantastic mint thins!

Kristy prepares to cut thin mints.

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Homemade Thin Mints Recipe Video Transcript

Start Video Transcript

Hi, welcome to the Rada Cutlery kitchen. My name is Kristy, and I like to share easy, fun, homemade recipes with you. I particularly like to share ones that can be found in our line of recipe books. Today I’m going to make some mint thins. This is out of our Copycat Candy Bars Recipe Book. It’s the chocolate mints with the green filling. They’re really easy to make. Just go out and buy a bag of white chocolate chips, a bag of milk chocolate chips, a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a can of sweetened, condensed milk. That’s about all you need, along with some peppermint flavoring.

So, on low heat in a saucepan, we’re going to add ¾’s cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and then the ¼ cup milk chocolate chips. A ¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk, then a tablespoon of shortening. Just stir that together until it’s all smooth. After I melted that mixture I poured that into my pan. We’re just going to spread it out. Make sure it coats the bottom. Now you’ll want to refrigerate this bottom layer for 5 to 10 minutes and meanwhile we’ll melt our minty center.

Now to our white chocolate chips we’re going to add peppermint extract. And then some green food coloring to your liking, I’m going to start with a couple drops first. Stir. Now we’re going to spread this over our layer. Then we’re going to spread this chocolate layer over the mint layer. Now we’re going to refrigerate this for 2 hours then we’ll come back and cut them.

Now after 2 hours, our mint thins are ready to be cut. As you can see, the tinfoil makes it really nice to take out of that pan. I’m just going to take a paring knife, should get about 32 candy pieces out of this. These are the corner pieces as you can see. They have that nice green center.

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